A tribute to David Seldin, MD, PhD

A tribute to David Seldin, MD, PhD

David C. Seldin, MD, PhD


Brilliant Scientist, Compassionate Clinician

and Gifted Teacher

It is with great sadness that we report to you the death of Dr. David C. Seldin. The amyloidosis community has lost a distinguished professor, a brilliant investigator, and a beloved physician. Dr. Seldin was the director of the Amyloidosis Center at Boston University School of Medicine and was a friend and advocate of the Amyloidosis Foundation.  As one of our Scientific Advisors, he was generous in lending his support, recently volunteering much of his time to read and advise on the amyloidosis disease information and content for this new website.

Dr. Seldin devoted his career to clinical and translational research in amyloidosis.  The commitment and care he offered his patients was exceptional. He became Director of the Amyloidosis Center in 2007, and the Chief of the Section of Hematology-Oncology at the Boston Medical Center in 2008.  He was a friend to every one of us and his contributions to the field of amyloidosis were extraordinary.

Dr. David Seldin will be remembered as a beacon of hope for his patients.  He will be missed by all who knew him. Dr. Martha Skinner wrote: “One of David’s greatest talents was that he was a good listener, never interrupted, and always respected and valued what people said.”  In the words of his colleague, Dr. Vaishali Sanchorawala:  “David Seldin – where brilliance meets kindness.”

BUMC Tribute